Unique, Easy-To-Assemble Design.
This helmet was designed to fit together like a 3D puzzle. This model is comprised of 30+ pieces. All of the large major pieces are designed to snugly fit together utilizing aligment pegs that allow for the helmet to be securely assembled/dissembled without the need for screws/glue. This helmet is printable in such a way none of the pieces require glue to assemble, this ensures that there are no ugly seams to hide/sand away.
This multi part design makes painting and sanding individual pieces easy as well as allows you to finish pieces as others print. I personally printed the helmet nonstop and as the molds were finishing the rest of the helmet was complete and painted. From start to finish, it only took me around 3 weeks to complete the helmet/visor. Keep in mind I only do this as a hobby, much like many of you.
There is a certain order to assemble the helmet in to ensure everything fits together and locks itself securely in place. A .txt file is included with the model to ensure you assemble the pieces in the correct order.
This model comes with two different Ear models. One with attachment features and one without, this ensures that you can add and remove the HUL accessory as you please. Note, that the circular ear piece is its own small piece separate from the main body. So printing the two versions does not require a large time/material investment.
Air Intake Features
This model includes two separate air intake features. The first intakes air from the sides of the helmet and leads the sides/base of the neck. The second are the two vents located around the sides of the mouth.
Model includes a sizing ring to help you scale the helmet to fit over your head. Sizing ring is equal to the size of the throat of the helmet so make it so you can fit your whole head through without slicing your ears/nose off. Whatever you scale the ring to, scale the rest of the helmet to.
Multiple Visors/Multiple Visor Molds
For Cosplayers everywhere, the visor to the EVA helmet has always been the hardest to fabricate. In this model I have included a model for both the base version of the EVA helmet and Emile's Version of the helmet.
Additionally, I have made a habit of make all of my visors castable as resin and I wanted this project to be no different. This model includes, by far, my largest molds ever released. Additional this model does not utilize a rubber/silicon mold. What you print is what you use as the mold. This mold features two inlet holes in which to insert syringe tubes to ensure you inject the rest from the bottom to fill every nook and cranny of the mold. The mold itself is two massive pieces that slide together from the front and back. I tried several different mold designs but this one came out to be the most effective and simplest.
There is a large conical feature to reduce on print time/material on the buck. That being said, each piece takes around 4 days to complete.
The base visor takes around 407 ml or resin.
Emile's version of the visor takes around 377 ml.
Smooth Ergonomic Interior
This helmet was design to have smooth, spacious head cavity. This allows for the inclusion of whatever interior helmet accessories you want, padding, speakers, fans, etc. Additionally, it saves on material and print time.
You can read more about this model and my experience building it here
All my models are designed with a focus on hidden seams, ease of assembly, little to no support printing, and accuracy in mind.
If you need any help with the printing or building process, or you just have a prop you would like to see me do, feel free to email me.
Emile's EVA Helmet w/ Attachments
None of my models may be resold as digital files or physical recreations/prints. If you would like to sell casts/reproductions/modifications of my models, contact me and we can discuss a partnership.